This article links to most of the large associations calendars for this summer's BBQ events, so you can find when and where the BBQ is coming to your area.
Every summer in cities around the globe people gather to celebrate and enjoy local barbecue at nearby events. Local BBQ contests and challenges draw the best restaurants and cooks in town to one place, where you can sample and compare the goods at your leisure. State and County Fairs are also a great place to find new BBQ sources. The absolute best place to sample good BBQ is at one of the many professional BBQ Challenges or competitions, because no one puts more effort into BBQ than up-and-coming contestants that have traveled across the country to compete.
Time to find a local event and sample the some local goods!
Select one of the local BBQ Associations from the listings below to see what is coming to your area this summer!
BBQ Events, Contests and Festivals
Everfest BBQ Festival Finder
(state by state listings at the bottom of the page)
Active BBQ Association Event Lists
Alabama BBQ Association
California BBQ Association
Florida BBQ Association
Georgia BBQ Championships
Greater Omaha BBQ Society
Iowa BBQ Society
Kansas City BBQ Society
Lonestar BBQ Society
Memphis BBQ Network
Mid-Atlantic Barbecue Association
NorthEast BBQ Society
Pacific Northwest Barbecue Association
Rocky Mountian BBQ Association
South Carolina BBQ Association
St Louis BBQ Society
US State Fair listings
State and county fairs always have a good selection of local BBQ too.
International BBQ Events, Contests, and Festivals
World BBQ Association
Australasian Barbecue Alliance
Australian BBQ Association
International BBQ Association
Swiss BBQ Association
German BBQ Association
Dutch BBQ Association
Nederlandse Barbecue Society
Now go on, enjoy some BBQ!
Know of an association or current event list I missed? Post it and I will add it to the list!